Posts Tagged ‘ African Choirs ’

‪Drakensberg Boy’s Choir – Bridge Over Troubled Water‬

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August 9, 2011

The Girard Academic Music Program magnet school in Philadelphia played host to the Drakensberg Boy's Choir   on June 10th, 2011. Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was one of the numbers the boys performed at that concert. Lyrics and a bonus below the video. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

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Shosholoza: Drakensberg Boys Choir & St Mark’s School Choir (Texas)

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July 29, 2011

The Drakensberg Boys Choir & St Mark's School Choir (Texas, USA) performing  Shosholoza on Wednesday 29 June 2011.


Shosolosa Lyrics & Trans­la­tion:

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Kearsney College Choir South Africa : My God Is A Rock In A Weary Land

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July 23, 2011

The Choir of Kearsney College, South Africa, singing one of Alice Parker and Robert Shaw's arrangements of  the negro spiritual "My God Is A Rock In A Weary Land" . One of my favourite spirituals sung by one of my all time favourite choirs. I could write reams and reams of rhapsodising here but I reckon the music does it for me. Have a listen, I think you'll see what I mean. If you're like me and like you like negro spirituals then you've definitely heard lots of performances of this song —  but perhaps none quite like this. Lyrics below the video. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir : Tequila Samba

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July 19, 2011

The Drakies singing Guy Turner's "Tequila Samba".  They sing it with their usual élan and make it sound so easy (and it's harder to sing than you might think). Lyrics below the video. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

Source:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrFw-VcOWVY

Lyrics:

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Drakensberg Seunskoor : Halleluja

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July 17, 2011

Drakensberg ScreenshootFor this posting I've put up two videos of the Drakensberg Boys Choir singing Johann van der Sandt's arrangement of Ralph Siegel and  Anneli van Rooyen's,  "Halleluja". The first video is of a concert performance on Wednesday 9th March 2011, the conductor is Bragi Þór Valsson, while the accompanists were A. Blaauw and B. De Witt.

If you look closely at the first video you'll see in the background that they have two screens on which they project information or videos to accompany the song the're singing. The second video is the accompanying video to their performance of Siegel and  van Rooyen's, "Halleluja" , it has the same wonderful singing but with different accompaniment and some really spectacular footage of South African scenery and wildlife. Don't miss this one, enjoy :-)

markfromireland

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